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Our Wisconsin Winery is a Family Affair

May 17th, 2010 by

Our Wisconsin Winery is owned and operated by brothers Brad and Aric Schmiling. Brewing wine and beer has been in the Schmiling family for generations. Henry Schmiling was a brew master at the original Ahnapee Brewing, back in the 19th century. In 1981, Bill and Sandy Schmiling purchased the Von Stiehl winery (in the original Ahnapee Brewing building) from Dr. Stiehl. They continued producing great Wisconsin wines, and raised their sons to love the winemaking industry. In 2003, Brad and Aric Smiling purchased the winery from their parents, who remain involved to this day. The business has prospered under Brad and Aric's leadership. They are producing more grape wines than ever before, though the fruit wines – particularly the original Montmorency Cherry wines created by Dr. Stiehl – are still an important part of their business. Come take a tour of the winery this summer, and pick up a bottle of refreshing Wisconsin wine. We are located on the shores of Lake Michigan, in the lovely little town of Algoma – perfect for a weekend getaway from the city. For more information about the oldest Wisconsin Winery, please watch this video.


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